Aerospace Engineer

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7107498 (Ref:413899)

Posted: August 7, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

In this role, candidate will develop and maintain aircraft models, of commercial airliners, unmanned aerial vehicles and urban air mobility aircrafts. The modeling effort will include modeling of aircraft sub-systems, such as propulsion systems, aerodynamics and flight controls. Candidate will also support the development of Aeronomie, Argonne’s aircraft modeling software, through new component models, mission models, analysis aids, and optimization. Candidate will implement model-based systems engineering techniques to make modeling in Aeronomie easier and more robust. Candidate will conduct research related to energy-efficiency and aviation decarbonization, using Aeronomie and other tools. Candidate will help define research orientations and write proposals.

Position Requirements

  • PhD in aerospace engineering.

  • Knowledge in flight dynamics of fixed-wing aircrafts, rotorcrafts, and VTOL aircrafts.

  • Knowledge about aircraft systems: engines, APUs, propellers, fans, electric loads, etc.

  • Knowledge in flight control systems and control engineering.

  • Knowledge and experience in systems modeling (e.g. with Simulink, Modelica, etc.).

  • Knowledge in model-based systems engineering, including AMBER and Aeronomie.

  • Knowledge and experience in programming with a scripting language (e.g. Matlab, R, Python).

  • Knowledge of general and commercial aviation operations.

  • Knowledge in aircraft electrification.

  • Skilled in oral and written communications at all levels of the organization.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

Eng Systems Modeling-Simulation-Analysis 2

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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